a Technical reference that users can
update directly (now available at
a Dictionary that users can update
a Pricebook that users can update
a chat / im / forum / blog / exchange
Make a translation program (or web site like google translate) which converts
more complex words into their
Great as a gag, but it also serves a valid function. Once you understand
a basic set of words, defining all other words using only those words is
a huge help for those learning a language.
a program that calculates the opacity of a covering material to provide
consistant heat gain under the cover for any lat / long and date. For growing
plants under optimal sun conditions.
It's too bad that the instructions don't directly link to diagrams and videos.
This is exactly the sort of thing that the web was designed to do. E.g. each
instruction section is a web page, and it has the video embedded in it, and
links to the diagrams that open in another window, and so on. And that got
me thinking about time stamps on videos, and how each step in the instruction
could sync to a specific timecode in the video. But I've never seen /anyone/
do that in a web page, have you? E.g. there is a list on one side (or top/bottom)
of the page with steps, and a video embedded in the page, and you scroll
through the steps, click on one, and the video starts playing at the point
related to that step. Then, as it continues to play, the next step is highlighted
as the video reaches that point. It looks to me like that could be done,
but I've never seen it done... This page has all the instructions for how
to set that up:
(under "Playback Controls") It's just a bunch of programming to make it happen.
Could be a killer web app.
The head mouse: From the back of the eyeglasses,
a line runs between the two ends of the frame (just like the the straps designed
to allow glasses to hang down from the neck, but thinner) and a pully and
line from that one is pulled down the back by a weak spring. Left / right
motion of the head will not pull on this line, because the line between the
frames will simply pull through the pully. Front / back motion of the head
will pull the line.
Another line goes down the back from only one of the
two ends of the frame. This line will be affected more by the left right
motion than the up down motion.
Both lines are passed around the shaft of the encoders
on a mechanical mouse before being terminated in a long, weak spring or a
"take up" reel.
Regenerative Bike Brake: Use a flexible or hinged frame to store power
from breaking by bending or raiseing the frame. When the break is released,
the frame returns to its original shape or position and in doing so starts
the bike off again.
A tiny flashlight circuit board that can be clipped to glasses or stuck to
a surface. Made with coin cells, a slide switch and some high intensity LED's.
Solar cell charging?+
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